Michigan State Lands Top 10 Recruit in Gary Harris

What a HUGE GET for Tom Izzo and the Michigan State Spartans! Gary Harris from Hamilton Southeastern high school is one of the top ten players in the nation. He hasn’t signed a letter of intent yet, but multiple sources report his verbal commit to Mich St. on national signing day.

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Carrier Classic: ’09 National Championship Rematch Reaches New Heights

For the Michigan State basketball team, the tests that the players take in the classroom are probably a breeze compared to the tests Tom Izzo gives them.

How’s this for a multiple-choice question? To open your season you will:

a)  Face a  #1 ranked UNC squad

b)  Face a top-ten Duke team at Madison Square Garden

c)   Face a Gonzaga team in a game that has packed much more meaning in the past few years on the ‘Zags’ home court.

d)   Face a Florida State team that did maximum damage in the ACC last season

e)   All of the above

If you guessed E, you’re correct and you probably already know that a heavy-hitting schedule for Tom Izzo’s team isn’t even a surprise anymore. It’s expected. The words “cupcake schedule” don’t fly in East Lansing.

But opening on this tough tear may be just the swift kick-start that puts a little hair on the chests of this young remodeled team of Spartans players.

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Michigan St. Has Camo Jerseys for Carrier Classic Tonight

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Michigan State basketball will wear specially-designed camouflaged home white uniforms for its game against the North Carolina Tar Heels in the Carrier Classic on Nov. 11 (11-11-11) in San Diego.

“I think the uniforms are pretty cool,” said MSU head coach Tom Izzo. “They definitely put the spotlight on our military and that’s what this is for. I like that instead of player names, they put ‘U.S.A.’ on the back. For once, everybody can be on the same team.

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